from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a son of Jacob and Leah and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Third son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  • proper n. One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Levi; the tribe from which priests were selected.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A Jewish surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel


From Hebrew לֵוִי, a name in the book of Genesis. (Wiktionary)



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